He works for connections for electronic commucation (Such as computers). I remember him taking a picture of himself in hawiian clothing in "summer" there. He recived frost bite on his toes within a few minutes.
When one of the staff takes leave and comes to Los Angeles, we hike in the mountains together. She tells me they have a lot of fun there, well, when they are not working. There is not much else to do but work. However, when they have free time, they have the most fun and creative parties. When I was in New Zealand, I happened to see the airplane that takes them there in its hangar.
The crew has about 200 people, mostly support personnel: engineers, cooks, medical, radio, electricians, etc. The core group is composed of scientists who maintain three satellites and do astronomy. Anyone can apply. Just go through Raytheon Corporation.
I'd do it for 40 days -- but I don't know if they allow people for such a short period of time. My husband would miss me and I him if I went for longer....
Do they ever need people for documentaries like for a sound crew? My daughter and son-in-law produce documentaries. Don't know that they'd appreciate me inquiring into possibilities of going to Antartica.
not unless being locked up in a cabin in Bastrop during hurricane Carla with a PhD in R&D Chemical engineering qualifies.
My dad was a PhD in Chemical Engineering, and we retreated to Bastrop near Austin from our coastal home when Hurricane Carla hit -- Carla was a cat 5. floated entire homes off of their foundations. Tidal surge 22 feet at landfall.